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    31 High Street, Cookham, Maidenhead, SL6 9SJ. View the map
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    A bit about us

    Flat Harry's mission is to be the best local bike shop in the Thames Valley area, our customer base is broad, attracting cyclists from all the towns and villages around Cookham; in a radius around us that passes through Lane End, High Wycombe and Beaconsfield, onto the Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Uxbridge, Windsor and Eton, through Taplow, Maidenhead, Bray and Holyport, and over to Marlow and Henley, our customers are happy to travel to find us, knowing we cater for every and any cyclist. We're mad about cycling and love it when anyone shares our enthusiasm, be they an aspiring fan of the sport, a tech hungry hard rider spinning their best speed machine, a thrill hungry mud lover, a hardened commuter battling the traffic, or a leisurely rider on a modest budget looking to have fun and relax on their bike.

    Whether it's serving coffee and flapjack on the mid-ride break, fixing your tusty steed, performing a bike-fitting or providing you with the right gear for your ride, we do it all and a lot more at Flat Harry's. We are proudly independent and thus only stock parts and brands that we are passionately proud of, and believe are the most suited for cyclists coping with the flint strewn roads and trails in our area.

    Our obsessive temperament, collective knowledge, engineering expertise, focus on quality and debunking of fads are what distinguish our shop, and make our customers return time and time again. Building trusting long term relationships with our customers is really important to us. Simply put, we want to be the place you trust above all others to do the right thing for you. Some folk might try and take advantage of our good nature, but we believe what goes around comes around and we want you to value our approach.

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  • 2018 Whyte Carnaby Compact Blue

    Light, durable, low maintenance, practical, great value for money; the simple yet capable Carnaby Compact will never fail to put a smile on your face, whether you're commuting, touring or racking up miles at the weekend!


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    With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

    You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!


    With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

    So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

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    2018 Whyte Carnaby Compact Blue Description

  • Brand : Whyte
  • Season : 2018
  • Code : W18CAR
  • Weight : 0KG
  • Brilliantly uncomplicated the Carnaby Compact is designed for a no fuss commute. Whyte are proudly British and test their bikes in British weather conditions, meaning they are specifically designed to endure use all year round. With a frame built from 6061 T6 aluminium, it's both light and durable, making it perfectly capable of handling whatever conditions your daily commute might present. Whyte also design this frame with their weather-proof, easy maintenance BBX internal cabling system. As standard the Carnaby Compact comes with Vittoria Zaffiro 32c tyres, ideal for some of the rougher roads and paths you may use on your travels, especially with their good level of puncture protection. Functionality always at heart, the Carnaby can be fitted with mudguards and rear racks. Keeping things simple the Carnaby Compact comes with a 1x9 speed drivetrain. Losing the front mech, keeps the weight and maintenance down and with a 39 tooth chainring and an 11-36 tooth cassette, you still have a pleasant selection of gears for going flat-out or making quick work of climbs. Hydraulic Tektro disc brakes provide confident stopping power and flat handlebars give you great control when dealing with traffic or tight cycling paths. Well-rounded and straightforward the Carnaby compact is an affordable and solid performing solution for travelling around town.

    Buyers Guide

    Hi, my name is Miles and I'm responsible for the vast majority of the write ups you can see on this website. I've been riding a Whyte R7 bike almost every day for the last year and here's a few words I've put together about my experience:

    Simply put, Whyte R7 bikes are brilliant! Ever since I started at Flat Harry's I'd had my eye on the sleek and uncomplicated Whyte Montpellier that was hung on our wall. It only took me 3 months to commit to purchasing one outright and I've now been commuting on mine 6 days a week, and fitting in occasional longer rides, for a year and I love it.

    Despite Whyte characterising their R7 range as just urban bikes, this actually does them a disservice, neglecting their versatility. Thanks to their lightweight design and long wheelbase/slack head angle geometry they eat up the road with panache, making them more than capable of being used for lengthy road rides. The preference for wider tyres and disc brakes also makes them ready for gravel and off-road sections. Granted you can't hammer down these stretches, but they're far from being no-go areas.

    I proved both these points on a 90 mile ride to the New Forest earlier this year, when my Google maps SatNav threw a serious wobbly and took me to some very interesting places. This included being unwittingly shoved onto major A-roads where I felt the urgency to put the power down and pound the miles out so I could exit them as quickly as possible. The Montpellier responded really well to my increased power output, happily rolling at 20mph for extended periods. The R7's fundamentally simple design keeps them light, making for great acceleration and the wider tyres roll really well, preserving your hard earned momentum once you get going.

    When Google Maps directed me into a lovely forest just South of Hook, my 28c Vittoria Rubino Pro-Control tyres absorbed the terrain impeccably. When it directed me down 2 miles of undulating singletrack further South, the stability conferred by the long and relaxed R7 geometry was most welcome, with my 1x drivetrain proving to be more than capable of getting me up and down with no stress. There are very few hybrids and urban bikes on the market, as fast and versatile as Whyte's R7 bikes.

    The above versatility noted, I should reinforce that the R7 bikes are of course at their best in an urban setting. The vast majority of the miles on-board my Montpellier have been commuting miles. Riding in all kinds of weather (storms, hail and heatwaves all included) performance has never been lacking and reliability hasn't been a concern. The irony of working in a bikeshop is you seemingly have so little time to maintain your own machines, fortunately for myself this has not been too much of an issue with the Montpellier. Fully sealed internal cabling, a threaded bottom bracket and SKS raceblade mudguards have helped keep it healthy and in full working order despite a lack of TLC. After many months of hard-riding in often nasty conditions, everything still works like new, with only my chain requiring replacement recently.

    When conditions do get nasty, I can rely on my hydraulic disc brakes and wide tyres for completely consistent braking and cornering, a real confidence boost and particularly beneficial for beginners, such as myself at my time of purchase. I'm by no means saying every bike produced should have disc brakes and that is a debate for another day, but on these R7 bikes they really do make all the difference.

    Aside from safety and reliability, the R7's nippy and agile performance is most welcome. Decent acceleration is a real boon to urban bikes, as it helps them clear traffic signals and roundabouts in a safe and timely manner. The lightweight design and wide ratio cassettes mean hills really are no problem. According to Strava I climb over 550 foot in elevation just on my way back from work and the Montpellier really takes it all in its stride. The R7's are really fun to ride, with great responsiveness and a comfortable design making your time on the bike a real pleasure.

    To summarise, I had high hopes for my Montpellier and frankly it has exceeded them. I look forward to putting many more miles in on it, riding to work and exploring the countryside over the years. If you're after something simple, good value for money and highly capable, a Whyte R7 bike should be your first port of call. They aren't the answer to everything, but on many occasions they have proven to be the most appropriate bike to suit a customers needs, even if they come in looking for something entirely different.

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    Technical Information


    Matt Blue with Orange/Sky


    6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Multi Butted, Internal Cable Routing with BBX and Custom Whyte Dropouts


    Whyte, Straight Bladed 6061 T6 Alloy with Forged Crown and Alloy Steerer Tube, Post Mount with Single Eyelets for Mud Guards

    Rear Shock



    FSA No. 23, Integrated Road, 1 1/8" Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 41mm Diameter

    Rear Hub

    Alloy Disc, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 32 Hole

    Front Hub

    Alloy Disc, Cup & Cone, Double Seal, 28 Hole


    2.0mm PG Spokes with Brass Nipples


    Whyte Disc Road 20mm Deep, 20mm Wide, Offset Rim, 32 Hole Rear and 28 Front, 3M Reflective Decals


    Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 32c, Black, with Puncture Protection

    Shift Levers

    Shimano Altus SL-M2000, 9 Speed

    Front Mech


    Rear Mech

    Shimano Altus RD-M2000, 9 Speed


    Shimano CS-HG-200, 11-36 9 Speed


    KMC, 9 Speed


    Alloy, 39T chainring with Alloy Chain Guard

    Bottom Bracket

    JIS Square Interface, BB-7420ST, Cartridge Bearings, 68mm


    Whyte Alloy 6061, 25mm Offset, 27.2mm x 350mm, 2 Bolt Clamp


    Whyte Custom, Compact Fit


    Whyte Alloy 6061, 31.8mm, 30mm Rise, 600mm Wide


    Whyte Alloy 6061, S 45mm, M 60mm, L 70mm


    Whyte Custom with Extra-Thick Bar Plugs

    Front Brakes

    Tektro HD-M285, 160mm Rotor

    Rear Brakes

    Tektro HD-M285, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing

    Brake Levers

    Tektro HD-M285


    Fibre Reinforced Composite Platform






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